di Maurita Cardone   Da mercoledì a sabato si torna a parlare di libri con Book Expo America (BEA), la fiera dei libri più grande del Nord America, che ogni anno a fine maggio porta a New York l'editoria di tutto il mondo per presentare le novità e scambiare diritti d'autore.   Meno affollata degli anni precedenti e con un'area esposi...

by Tim Adams   One of the pleasures of lunch with Stanley Tucci is that it gives me the excuse, beforehand, to rewatch his film Big Night, easily the best movie ever made about running a restaurant.   It's 20 years since Tucci co-wrote (with his cousin), co-directed and starred in his homage to the Italian immigrant experience in New...

by Filomena Fuduli Sorrentino "Io la storia di Antonio Bevilacqua vorrei raccontarla così, senza partire dall'inizio, tuttavia non so se sia il caso di cominciare proprio dalla morte. Il fatto è che vorrei iniziare da un finale. La vita di un uomo è costellata di finali e quello della morte è solo uno dei tanti".   Citazione parte dell'inci...

Italy has been the eternal birthplace of empires intent on conquest. Ancient Rome was a great world empire and had a profound influence on all those who flowed in her wake — just think in terms of architecture, government, and language. But what many people don't know is just how many countries Italy has actually invaded?   Since the Romans,...

By Elizabeth Roman A bit of Springfield history is now a part of the official collection of books at the State Library of Massachusetts in the Statehouse. "On Being Italian: A Story of Food, Family and Faith," the latest book released as part of The Republican's Heritage Series, was donated to the library by state Rep. Angelo J. Puppolo Jr.,...

Paolo Giordano, author of the critically acclaimed international bestseller, The Solitude of Prime Numbers, storms the front line of literary fiction with his highly-awaited second novel, The Human Body.   With a beautiful, gut-punching translation by Anne Milano Appel, this inspired story of modern war follows a motley cast of Italian soldi...

Knowing the existence of a few books about the literary production of the Italians in America - from 1776 to World War II - written by a Neapolitan professor named Francesco Durante, we asked him to be interviewed, not knowing that thanks to him we would discover a world. An exceptional world, information very interesting and known by only a few, w...

By Maurita Cardone Anthony Tamburri, direttore del John D. Calandra Italian American Institute della City University of New York, ha appena pubblicato un libro in cui sviscera un pezzo di letteratura le cui specificità sono state a lungo ignorate se non negate.   Re-reading Italian Americana. Specificities and Generalities on Literature and...

In our journey to discover the thousands of different angles useful to analyze the relationship between Italy and the US, books are undoubtedly essential. Today we meet Maria Gliozzi, founder of AIFIC - American Initiative For Italian Culture and organizer of the Book Award The Bridge.   We thank her because we find very significant what she does...

Led by his destiny to America that he so much desired, seduced by its culture, a happy citizen of the world in a world in radical transformation, Ugo Stille, if one wishes to know him better, epitomizes emblematic paths, which became bitterly dramatic with the two wars and the dictatorships of the first half of the 20th century. He ran into them be...